Kolbe Bales slugged a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning and shut down Heppner in the home half to help lead the Dufur Rangers to an 11-10 comeback win Saturday in a Blue Mountain Conference doubleheader played in Heppner.
Sherman nets big sweep by scores of 9-6 and 10-4
The sixth-ranked Sherman Huskies trailed early in two games Saturday against Weston-McEwen, but made the plays when it mattered most in picking up a two-game sweep by scores of 9-6 and 10-4 in a non-league baseball matchup in Athena. In the second game, the Sherman defense made top plays to keep the TigerScots at bay.
Senior fans 7 in TD’s first-game triumph over Pendleton
The Dalles baseball team salvaged a split Saturday at home against Pendleton, winning the opener 4-2 and losing the nightcap by a 15-8 margin in a Columbia River Conference doubleheader at Bob Williams Field. Bailey Ortega continued his torrid pitching in the opening game, as he allowed two runs in the first inning, but shut down the Buckaroos the rest of the way.
Softball team snaps 10-game streak in 9-8 comeback win
Coming into Saturday’s doubleheader with a 10-game losing streak against Pendleton, The Dalles Riverhawks stormed back from a 7-0 first-inning deficit with three runs apiece in the first, third and fifth innings to complete a 9-8 comeback victory in the opening game at 16th Street Ballpark.
State champ gains an edge against 50 participants
The senior and former all-state recipient and state champion, now will get her chance to shine at Oregon State University as a dance team member on the cheerleading team.
TD senior plans to play volleyball at Div. III school
There were times where she felt like cashing in her chips and moving on, but she has always been taught to fight to achieve a goal. That mentality has paved the way for a future at Linfield College, where The Dalles senior signed on to play volleyball and major in business.
Led by Chase Snodgrass’ 70, The Dalles boys’ golf team scored a season-best 310 to finish in second place at the Hermiston Invite Thursday at Big River Golf Course in Umatilla. Mark Felderman had a 75, Tyler Vassar totaled 79 and Jacob Ford hit 85 on his card. Darsh Patel had a final tally of 87 to round out the team. Read Sunday’s Chronicle for the story.
Dean is top rookie; Howell earns high point award
All nine participants representing The Dalles picked up state qualifications after posting a season-high point total in their third OHSET meet of the season this past weekend at the Deschutes County Expo Center in Redmond. In all, the Riverhawks won six trophies, including gold medals in Canadian Flags, Drill and In-Hand Obstacle Relay.
Hawks beat Hermiston for the first time in a decade
The Lady Riverhawks ended up in a 4-4 draw, but won on set points, 10-8, claiming victory over Hermiston for the first time in a decade Wednesday afternoon under the hot sun in league action at The Dalles High School.
Team posts 17 first-place finishes at Sid White Field
With an opportunity to shine in front of the home crowd, The Dalles track and field team had its young athletes hit it out of the park with 17 first-place finishes at Tuesday’s duel at Sid White Field. The girls’ had nine secure top honors, and the boys’ were right there with eight firsts and eight more second-place outputs.
Dufur freshman caps Ranger comeback with walk-off hit
Needing a hero to come through in the clutch, Dufur head coach C.S. Little called on freshman catcher Louis Red Cloud to play the part. Red Cloud hit a two-out, walk-off RBI single to score Tabor McLaughlin to lead the Dufur Rangers to a 9-8 comeback victory in a Blue Mountain Conference baseball game played at Dufur City Park Tuesday.
The two girls’ doubles teams of Hollee Kaseberg and Elvia Rubio and C.J. Johnson and Savannah Moe came out in dominant fashion for the Sherman Huskies, but Umatilla swept singles play and four boys matches Tuesday in a pro-set varsity tennis contest played in Moro.
The senior moved his record to 7-0 after scoring a pair of No. 2 singles wins against Sandy and Ridgeview to lead The Dalles to a pair of 4-4 ties.
The Sherman Huskies fell behind 9-6 through four innings, but Weston-McEwen scored six runs in the fifth on its way to a 17-9 non-league win Tuesday in Moro. Also on the diamond, the Dufur Rangers evened their league record to 2-2 on the year after securing a 9-8 victory Tuesday over the last-place Heppner Mustangs. Read more in Thursday’s Chronicle.
During the 2016 baseball season, the one constant in league play has been the pitching staff for The Dalles Riverhawks. The offense still remains a question mark. TD senior Boston Bate tossed a complete-game, six-hitter with three strikeouts, but his defense made two errors in the fifth and sixth innings that led to two unearned runs, as the Hermiston Bulldogs scored a 3-1 Columbia River Conference win Tuesday at Bob Williams Field.